Travel Movie Halloween Costumes: Out of Africa

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Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: Out of Africa

I have to admit that I chose Out of Africa for this costume series as much for the inspirational quality of Meryl Streep’s wardrobe as anything else. It is however, a legitimately great movie– one that will have you sniffling at the end, and dreaming of Africa afterwards.

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: Out of Africa(For a less buttoned up look, ditch the jacket and go a with a slightly oversize khaki shirt)

Also, I know the hat isn’t an exact match, but it was too fantastic not to include. Between the hat and boots, I’ve daydreamed away my grocery budget for the next couple months. I’ve picked the pieces I think are amazing, but this costume doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can easily find at least the shirt and blazer at a thrift store, as well as some cheaper options on Etsy.

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: Out of Africa

(roughly) clockwise from top right:

Vintage Equestrian Blazer (not your size? see more here)

Vintage French Binocular Case

Vintage 1950s Jodphurs (not your size? see more here)

Vintage Khaki Blouse (not your size? see more here)

Vintage Riding Boots (not your size? see more here)

Wide Brim Felt Hat

Travel Movie Halloween Costumes: A Trip to the Moon

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Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: A Trip to the Moon | Thought & Sight

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: A Trip to the Moon | Thought & Sight

The 1902 French short film A Trip to the Moon might not be your typical travel movie, but it is a very trippy, imaginative gem. Thanks to its highly stylized sets, the movie has stood up surprisingly well, and is worth a viewing if you haven’t seen it (free for streaming on Amazon Prime)

Even though the women in the movie are basically moon cheerleaders (what, you couldn’t send a woman to the moon??), their costumes are pretty fun. I went with some pretty vintage picks, but it could be fun to play off of the colorized version and give the costume a bit of punk rock edge as well.

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: A Trip to the Moon | Thought & SightClockwise from top right:

Vintage Panama Hat

Vintage Tap Shorts (not your size? see more here)

Vintage Oxfords (not your size? see more here)

Brass Field Trumpet

Vintage Sailor Blouse (not your size? see more here)

Travel Movie Halloween Costumes: The Darjeeling Limited

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Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: The Darjeeling Limited | Thought & Sight

I couldn’t do a collection of travel movie costume ideas without at least one Wes Anderson film! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but The Darjeeling Limited feeds my train travel obsession (and that luggage!), as well as some featuring seriously wanderlust-inducing backdrops.

Whichever brother you’d like to be, start with a suit and accessorize from there:

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: The Darjeeling Limited | Thought & SightClockwise from top left:

Pink Flower Lei

Vintage wood box (you’ll have to stencil on your own skull and crossbones, but no one will touch your candy)

Mid Century Suit (not your size? see more here)

Cloth Bandages

Vintage 80s Sunglasses

Travel Movie Halloween Costumes: Romancing the Stone

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 If you’re a travel lover, chances are you have at least one favorite travel movie that you can watch over and over, that isn’t safe for Sunday night viewing because you might just find yourself on a plane instead of work come Monday. This week and next, I’ll be doing a series of Halloween costume ideas based on some of my favorite travel movies.

Romancing the Stone is a favorite from my childhood! Buttoned-up romance novelist Joan Wilder travels to Columbia to save her kidnapped sister in a goofy 80s adventure involving lush jungles, a treasure map, and a very large emerald. Her jungle-worn ensemble is easy to put together from Etsy, or you can pick up many of the pieces at a thrift store.

Travel Movie Halloween Costume Ideas: Romancing the Stone |Thought & Sight

Clockwise from top right:

1. Vintage Emerald Necklace

2. Vintage Brown Blouse (not your size? more choices here)

3. Vintage Cream Skirt (not your size? more choices here)

4. Vintage Leather Pumps (not your size? more choices here)

5. Treasure Map

6. Canvas Messenger Bag